Dec. 4, 2004 Held


Republic of Niger

Election for Nigerien Presidency


Cast Votes:2,363,692
Valid Votes:2,304,302
Invalid Votes:59,390


Mamadou TANDJA1,509,905


Mahamadou ISSHOUFOU794,397


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At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Niger

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President TANDJA Mamadou
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Hama AMADOU
  • Assembly: Niger has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 113 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) 83 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Mahamadou ISSHOUFOU
    • Party: Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism-Tarayya
  • Mamadou TANDJA
    • Party: National Movement for a Developing Society-Nassara

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election took place on November 24, 1999. In this election, Mamadou TANDJA of the National Movement for a Developing Society-Nassara (MNSD-Nassara) won the presidency with 59.9% of the valid votes while Mahamadou ISSHOUFOU of the Nig

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 12,996,012 (2004)
  • Registered Voters: 5,255,232 ( 2004 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 6,477,605 (2004)

·         Is Niger a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Niger ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (8 October 1999)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 14 (following the 2004 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 188 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Niger a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Niger ratified CRPD: Yes (24 June 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 1,949,401 (est.)